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SMALL WORLD. BIG IDEAS is the pitching contest for creators and producers with innovative concepts for new non-scripted entertainment formats. The contest is organized for the third time by Media Resources Management (Ukraine) and backed by international distributor Small World IFT (USA) and world's biggest international content market MIPCOM (France).

SMALL WORLD. BIG IDEAS is early open to individuals and companies to present their new and original ideas of non-scripted entertainment formats. The submitted concepts can be at any development stage: starting from paper format and on out to the program that has already been broadcasted or commissioned (in this case worldwide format rights availability is a must). 

Selection criteria:

  • Genre: non-scripted entertainment show
  • Innovative | Creative | Original
  • Potential to develop multiple series
  • Potential to travel around the world as a format
  • Potential to become cross-media and multiplatform format

SMALL WORLD. BIG IDEAS judging panel featured experts of Ukrainian and international TV industry: 

  • Tim Crescenti – President, Small World IFT (USA)
  • Marta Csizmadia – Format Sales Consultant, Small World IFT (USA)
  • Paul Gilbert – Senior Vice President, International Formats, CBS Studios International (USA)
  • Marius Toader – Creative Director & Co-Owner, Media Factory (Romania)
  • Anna Eliseeva – Producer, FILM.UA Group (Ukraine)
  • Pavlo Dubovyi – Head of Format\Program Development, StarLightMedia Group (Ukraine)
  • Oleksii Goncharenko – Founder & General Producer, Friends Production (Ukraine)
  • Danny Fenton – CEO, Zig Zag Productions (UK)
  • Bertrand Villegas – CCO, The Wit (Switzerland)
  • Victoria Yarmoshchuk – CEO, Media Resources Management (Ukraine)

Congratulations to SMALL WORLD. BIG IDEAS 2017 winner!

Project GENERATIONS ON TOUR by Elena Malkova and Igor Storchak (Ukraine). The project was pitched by Marina Bulgakova.

Final round of the SMALL WORLD. BIG IDEAS contest took place on April 21, 2017 in the course of international conference FORMAT SHOW Spring Edition (FILM.UA Studio, Kyiv, Ukraine).

SMALL WORLD. BIG IDEAS winner received:

Prize from Small World IFT – Partner of SMALL WORLD. BIG IDEAS contest

Small World IFT to become exclusive worldwide distributor, adding the winning format to Small World IFT slate and presenting it at all major television markets globally  
Small World IFT to provide international development expertise in adapting the winning format for the global market
Small World IFT to fund the production of a promo reel, and launch the format at MIPCOM 2017

Prize from MIPCOM – International Partner of FORMAT SHOW Spring Edition

Participant badge to attend world's entertainment content market – MIPCOM 2017 (October 16 – 19, Cannes, France)
Prize from IATI (International Air Travel Index) – Travel Partner of SMALL WORLD. BIG IDEAS contest and FORMAT SHOW Spring Edition

• round trip to Nice (France) from big cities of Central and Eastern Europe and the CIS 
• accommodation for 4 days in Cannes (15 October 2017 – 19 October 2017 – during the period of MIPCOM 2017),
3–4* hotel 

Thanks to all the participants! 

Thanks to our partners